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Debra Sarah White

Debra Sarah White

also known as Top-Rated Los Angeles Defense Attorney

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

Debra S. White is a top-rated defense attorney who has been selected as a 2015 Southern California Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters for her high degree of peer recognition and superior professional achievement. Among her achievements Ms. White was also awarded an "AV-Preeminent Rating" by Martindale-Hubbell, a nationally recognized and respected rating for having the highest level of professional excellence for legal ability and ethical standards. This rating is awarded to less than 5% of all attorneys and law firms across the United States.

Achieving such recognition has not been an easy task for Ms. White who spent years being tossed in the foster care system until she was emancipated as a young teenager. Ms. White went on to earn her law degree at one of the nation's top law schools, UCLA School of Law. 


Ms. White opened the Law Offices of Debra S. White in 2006 and remains focused and dedicated to the practice of DUI/DWI and criminal defense. Ms. White is highly experienced, honest, compassionate, and a true fighter in every sense of the word. Her extensive experience, vast knowledge, and respect from Judges, prosecutors, and her peers, make her a fierce advocate for her clients.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%



Fixed (Always), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

32 total 

  • Aniko R. Hoover

    I endorse this lawyer. Debra knows her stuff! I highly endorse this lawyer who is also a great asset to the AVVO community.


    Aniko Hoover DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • George Fredrick Mueller

    I endorse this lawyer's work: extraordinarily conscientious, extremely hardworking and very dedicated to each Client, Californians understand that Ms. White is an excellent Los Angeles trial attorney who is a beneficial asset to the entire California DUI Defense Bar community. Any person in need of a superb criminal defense lawyer will know he or she is in capable hands. For a number of reasons (but without enough character space to properly do this fine attorney justice), I am honored to endorse this superb L.A. lawyer.


    George Mueller DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Debra S. White

21900 Burbank Blvd.
3rd Floor
Woodland Hills, CA, 91367

Law Offices of Debra S. White

515 South Flower Street
36th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90071




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Florence Wilson ScholarshipUCLA School of Law1996
Dean's ListPierce Comminuty College1993
Dean's ListPierce Community College1992
Dean's ListPierce Community College1991

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Lead AttorneyLaw Offices of Debra S. White2006 - Present
Criminal and DUI Defense AttorneyPrivate Practice Criminal and DUI Defense Law Firms1999 - 2006
Criminal DefenseFederal Public Defender's Office - Los Angeles1997 - 1998

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Criminal Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CAJC)Member2012 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)Member2008 - Present
The California DUI Lawyer's AssociationMember2008 - Present
USDC - Eastern DistrictAdmitted to Practice2005 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionMember2000 - Present
USDC - Southern DistrictAdmitted to Practice2000 - Present
USDC - Northern DistrictAdmitted to Practice2000 - Present
USDC - Central DistrictAdmitted to Practice2000 - Present
State Bar of California, Criminal Law SectionAdmitted to Practice1999 - Present
United States Supreme CourtMember1999 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
Valley Lawyer magazine (SFVBA)Maintaining Client Confidentiality in the Cloud2012
Los Angeles TimesA Man's Nightmare Turned Real - Part I2011
LA TimesA Man's Nightmare Turns Real - Part 22011
24-7 Press ReleaseHow An Innocent Man Can End Up On "To Catch A Predator"2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UCLA School of LawLawJuris Doctorate1999
Univ of California at Los AngelesPhilosophyBachelor of Arts1995
Pierce Community CollegeBusiness EconomicsN/A1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Family Law ConferenceDefending Against False Accusations of Crime in Civil Court2015
Bob McCormick Radio Show KFWBDrug DUI Testing and Refusals2013
Family Law ConferenceFalse Allegations of Abuse in Divorce Proceedings2012
Bob McCormick Radio Show KFWBDUI Checkpoints2012
Bob McCormick Radio Show KFWBMoney 101 - Criminal Law - Stages of a Drunk Driving Case2012
Bob McCormick Radio Show KFWBMoney 101 - DUI Questions and Answers2012
Peirce Community CollegeCrimes and Punishment2010
Pierce Comminuty College Business LawRepresenting the Criminal Defendant2009